Saturday, July 14, 2012

Twist My Arm----Please!

There are times when you can have your arm twisted easily!  All it takes is for a friend to send you a link to an upcoming "mystery" pattern!  Oh, boy, I'm hooked a -mystery- KAL.  So, here we go.................................
Here is one that has already begun--
Edging the Pink is a lace pattern concept from designer Lynette Meek.  Here are the requirements:  Materials - 4-ply version
400yds 4-ply yarn, sample Tosh Merino Light - Ms. Taylor
4.0mm needles 1000 + size #8 beads - FireMountainGems in a good source
Waste yarn, 3.5mm crochet hook and .6mm hook for bead placement, stitch holders and markers.
Materials - lace weight version
1100-1200yds lace weight yarn, sample Sweet Georgia SeaSilk
3.5mm needles 2000+ #9 beads or #10
waste yarn, 3.5mm crochet hook and .6mm hook for bead placement, stitch holders and markers.

A Mystery KAL (Rockfeller) from Stephen West  begins July 13 and here are the requirements: Recommended Yarn: 2 colors of a light fingering weight / 3 ply
Yardage: Color A – 410yds / 375m
Color B – 460yds / 421m
Gauge: 28 sts and 52 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch
Note that if your gauge is less than 28 sts or 52 rows, you may need a bit more yardage.
My Version: A Verb for Keeping Warm Even Tinier Annapurna (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 565yds / 517m per 115g skein)
Color A – Tomarus (deep plum)
Color B – Scarab (light orange

is another mystery KAL, beginning August 9.  Fiddle Knits by designer EricaThe shawl will be a mix of textural and lace stitches and each portion of the design will be fully charted and written out. Pattern will offer two sizes, a small 1-skein shawlette and a larger full size shawl. 
Are you up for a challenge?  Here comes some good knitting adventures.

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